The RCP provides library services to support fellows, members and students to meet their professional development and educational goals.
Opening hours and study space
The library service supports the delivery of RCP courses. Its study space and physical collection are available to RCP course students and RCP members.
The library is located within the Jerwood Centre, via House 5, St Andrews Place and is open Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm (except for bank holidays).
Library closure: Due to national train and tube strikes the library will be closed from Monday 12 - Friday 16 December 2022 and Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 January 2023, our online and phones services will still be available.
Christmas closure: The library will be closed from Friday 23 December - Monday 2 January 2023.
RCP member benefits
We purchase clinical and CPD material including ejournals, ebooks and databases (via an RCP Athens account). To supplement our ejournal collection, articles in other journals can be sent to you by email using our document delivery service.
- If we do not hold a book you need we can borrow this for you from another library via our inter-library loan service.
- Access to a wide range of ejournals and ebooks using an RCP Athens account, you can browse a full list of ejournals here.
- Our literature searching service is there to save you time searching for articles while getting more relevant results.
Support for RCP course students
The library provides a range of material on clinical teaching and education theory to support doctors undertaking courses at the RCP.
Public access to historical collections
The unique historical collections in our library and archive include items from as early as the 14th century. They reflect the history of the RCP, and the needs and the interests of physicians over our 500 years of history. Physical items may be viewed in an invigilated research area, you will need to book a research appointment.